Yes, you can shift the gears and it will indicate the new gear you are in (I wish it would show which gear you are in all the time). After a short while (depending on how you are driving) it will revert to automatic mode and the gear selection indicator disappears.Just wondering....does anything happen if you use the paddle shifters while the transmission is in 'Drive' rather than manual mode?
This used to happen to me at first as well - but I realized I was hitting the gas first then downshifting, which obviously is a no-no. Next time you want to use the paddle, plan your pass, downshift into a proper gear, then give it gas & upshift as needed.I constantly pull the upshift paddle to try and get the car to be more economic. The car says ****-off, and then I remember "oh yeah, me and you do like to have fun, don't we?" and then I floor it.
The car really needs to beep when it is about to automatically downshift for you. That shit is annoying when you are in D/M and you are about to floor it and you redline unexpectedly because the car thought it was doing you a favor by downshifting.
I guess I should be thankful that the car shifts smoothly enough that I don't notice when it downshifts...
You can go either way. Basically the more accelerating you do in a higher gear, the better your mileage will be. Of course it depends on load and blah blah.Thinking of playing with the Paddle Shifters at some point. One question I have is - has anyone that uses them noticed an impact on mileage? Does going into manual mode help (or hurt) mpg? or no noticeable difference - Thanks!
Where your RPMs just slightly higher when you used the shifter than they were when your used the paddles?Does anyone know why when I drive in manual mode I'm unable to shift up with the paddle shifter, but I can shift up with the stick.
Where your RPMs just slightly higher when you used the shifter than they were when your used the paddles?
The car has a cutoff on the up-shift if you're not over a specific amount of RPMs. It's kind of lame because if you're cruising at a lower speed, it won't let you shift up in to 5th or 6th. The car doesn't want to create a stall situation, so it doesn't let you do it.
The off function is for when you are using the paddle shifters in Drive. If you select a gear in drive and then want to go back to regular automatic shifting immediately, you can hold the + paddle until it turns off.I did have a question regarding the right paddle shifter, though. It says "+ / Off" on the paddle. The owner's manual doesn't state what the "Off" function does, because I can use cruise in manual mode.